daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Forums > Skyscrapers

Skyscrapers General news, discussion and announcement forum about skyscrapers, including the Skyscraper Living forum



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old April 15th, 2014, 05:32 PM   #981
TimeAndTide
U.S. Bank Tower, LA
 
TimeAndTide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tokyo / Paris
Posts: 596
Likes (Received): 1188

Paris
In the heart of La Défense

défense-92


google
__________________
"Every man has two countries : his own and France."
Thomas Jefferson
TimeAndTide no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old April 15th, 2014, 05:45 PM   #982
SASH
Registered User
 
SASH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 5,169
Likes (Received): 5857

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stravinsky View Post
My own taste.

I find both the existing and the future skyline of Milan very classy. I don't like London's.
And this is not elegant or classy?

The Light In The Dark II by www.paulshearsphotography.com, on Flickr

London City Skyline by Zorrrro, on Flickr

NIGHT SHOTS AND SLOW EXPOSURES by jackiebugeja, on Flickr
__________________
SASH no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 15th, 2014, 05:53 PM   #983
Piasto
Registered User
 
Piasto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 253
Likes (Received): 446

As I am entitled to my own opinion, then I shall express it right here

1. Paris - Underrated in this thread. In my opinion it should be used as an exemple of how a skyline should look. The variety of buildings still keep the same contrast creating something of a perfect balance between each other and the fact that they are so close to each other creates a amazing skyline, especially seen from Arc de triomphe.

2. Frankfurt - Also a great skyline, great composition between the buildings. Not as many as in Paris, but from certain location the skyline looks almost magnificent and unreal, especially with shoots together with the river Main.

3. Warsaw - This high position is probably due to the fact that I see this skyline everyday, in real life or on pictures and I have learned to really love the way it looks. As many skylines in europe, you can take absolutely marvelous shoots of it and the Palace of Culture makes it stand out from the other great European skylines. This is also a skyline that Ive seen change from one year to another and it is really exciting to see how it will look in a couple of years.

4. London - Amazing city, probably one of the greatest in the world, however the skyline is quite disappointing. London has got so many great structures but the distance between one to another kind of ruins the effect. I miss this kind of American style of gathering all the skyscrapers at the same location. If London had manage to do that it would most likely have the best skyline in the entire world, but unfortunately that is not the case.

5. Moscow - Hard choice, because both Istanbul and Rotterdam have really great skylines but I guess Moscow has got the most impressing one in my book. The buildings look amazing and I bet this city will climb in my own little ranking of skylines in recent years as there is a lot of activity going on there but I kind of miss this town feeling that you get in New York City etc. The skyscrapers seem to me like a couple tall and beautiful palms on a small island in the ocean of small and short building. I miss the lack of transition between the skyscrapers and the general urban area, there are no medium sized skyscrapers or highrises around which is why I put Moscow on the last place.
__________________
Piasto no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 15th, 2014, 06:21 PM   #984
Stravinsky
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,188
Likes (Received): 1147

Quote:
Originally Posted by SASH View Post
And this is not elegant or classy?
I don't like it. It's tacky, for me.
Stravinsky no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 15th, 2014, 07:20 PM   #985
rolio
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 4,915
Likes (Received): 3160

I agree with Piasto's ranking.

I will just add that Warsaw may not have the best or higher buildings, doesn't have a lot of buildings neither, but there is something really attractive in that skyline, it's difficult to explain. Like a girl who is not the prettiest nor the sexiest but you have a crush on

And i agree on the fact that buldings gather all together are really important for a skyline. That's a little bit the problem of London, and the strenghts of Paris and Frankfurt.
__________________
rolio no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 15th, 2014, 07:33 PM   #986
Ivanator
El Psy Congroo
 
Ivanator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: London
Posts: 330
Likes (Received): 482

I like your analogy.
__________________

Nubian_Warrior, meteoforumitalia liked this post
Ivanator no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 16th, 2014, 02:08 AM   #987
doguorsi2
BANNED
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 5,633
Likes (Received): 7047

Utopia in the Neverland


http://500px.com/photo/67098867
__________________
doguorsi2 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 16th, 2014, 02:37 AM   #988
Nubian_Warrior
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New York
Posts: 1,171
Likes (Received): 1603

Undisputed top 10

1- Moscow
2- London
3- Paris
4- Frankfurt/Istanbul
6- Rotterdam
7- Benidorm
8- Milano
9- Madrid
10- Yekaterinburg
__________________

vinttt, Zefire liked this post

Last edited by Nubian_Warrior; April 16th, 2014 at 02:43 AM.
Nubian_Warrior no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 16th, 2014, 02:40 AM   #989
JuanPaulo
Guayaquil Vive Por Ti!
 
JuanPaulo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Honolulu, Hawai'i
Posts: 20,797
Likes (Received): 31767

Warsaw? Istanbul?
__________________

Rokugatsu, ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
JuanPaulo está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old April 16th, 2014, 03:07 AM   #990
Avemano
Luigi babe !
 
Avemano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Naoned - Breizh
Posts: 11,236
Likes (Received): 11205

In my opinion, the top 2 with no order is :

Frankfurt - I love the pyramid She is very elegant with something of that deutsche qualität that makes it pragmatic, I don't know how to explain. The silouhette is thin and the buildings are great. Perspective from the Rhin is amazing

Paris - I love the density and the je-ne-sais-quoi with the Grande Arche over the axe historique that integrates La Défense in the continuation of the Champs Elysées. The district is really improving these years with a diversity of forms (D2, Majunga, Carpe Diem) that keeps the unity of the whole. Soon : Trinity, Hermitage, Air², Phare, Saint-Gobain.

The nearest contestants are :

Milano - Quite small for the moment but it is booming. The new buildings are trying something new and they don't have any limits of imagination in the forms

Moscow - Because. This. Is. Russia. Bitch.
I love the symbols of these golden towers glowing through ice and snow standing proudly in the former country of communism, saying "hey, what's up staline?" to the stalinist palaces a mile away. The whole is really impressive, dense and "in your face"-ish.

Istanbul - the New York of the Orient
I don't know how to consider it since it is booming from every part like popcorn But the skyline is really impressive and I like the fact that for the moment the different districts are distinctive, I hope that the skyline will not tend to an undistinctive mass in the future.

Warsaw - it is so cute
I like the fact they seem to try new forms, but the whole is not so show off and keeps humility and unity.

Honorary members :

Rotterdam - I like the buildings in this city because they have something that reminds me Ikea, it seems very practical and easy to use
Plus, the bridge is really an iconic landmark.

London - Too much n'importe quoi, I think it is overrated. Canary wharf is cute from some points of views.

You can't seat with us :

Madrid - Why you build lonely asparagus ?

Benidorm - Why you no build elevators ?
__________________

Stravinsky, KlausDiggy liked this post
Avemano está en línea ahora   Reply With Quote
Old April 16th, 2014, 05:07 AM   #991
aarhusforever
EU citizen
 
aarhusforever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Aarhus/Europe
Posts: 7,082
Likes (Received): 9117

Paris:


Issy von ventilos auf Flickr


La Defense von emiliolahuerta auf Flickr

__________________
EUROPE - many states - one nation

Aarhus - the second largest city in Denmark

Aarhus...my Aarhus
aarhusforever no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 16th, 2014, 05:23 AM   #992
aarhusforever
EU citizen
 
aarhusforever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Aarhus/Europe
Posts: 7,082
Likes (Received): 9117

London:


City view von annaosu1 auf Flickr

__________________
EUROPE - many states - one nation

Aarhus - the second largest city in Denmark

Aarhus...my Aarhus

vinttt liked this post
aarhusforever no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 16th, 2014, 05:32 AM   #993
aarhusforever
EU citizen
 
aarhusforever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Aarhus/Europe
Posts: 7,082
Likes (Received): 9117

Hague:


Koekamp / Prinsessegracht von zilverbat. auf Flickr


Het Plein in The Hague von zilverbat. auf Flickr

__________________
EUROPE - many states - one nation

Aarhus - the second largest city in Denmark

Aarhus...my Aarhus
aarhusforever no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 16th, 2014, 05:52 AM   #994
aarhusforever
EU citizen
 
aarhusforever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Aarhus/Europe
Posts: 7,082
Likes (Received): 9117

Madrid:


Madrid sky line desde Cibeles. von lindenstrasse70 auf Flickr


Madrid von Gallo Quirico auf Flickr


Estadio Real Madrid von camila.caova auf Flickr

__________________
EUROPE - many states - one nation

Aarhus - the second largest city in Denmark

Aarhus...my Aarhus
aarhusforever no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 16th, 2014, 01:48 PM   #995
Core Rising
Ampersands & What
 
Core Rising's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: London
Posts: 7,072


City of London Skyline by corerising, on Flickr
__________________

KlausDiggy, TimeAndTide, Ivanator, vinttt liked this post
Core Rising no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 16th, 2014, 02:28 PM   #996
meteoforumitalia
Registered User
 
meteoforumitalia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Greater Milano
Posts: 12,762
Likes (Received): 10969

MILAN Porta Nuova last night


image di dox 74, su Flickr


image di dox 74, su Flickr


image di dox 74, su Flickr
__________________

Ivanator, vinttt, aarhusforever liked this post
meteoforumitalia no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 16th, 2014, 02:34 PM   #997
meteoforumitalia
Registered User
 
meteoforumitalia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Greater Milano
Posts: 12,762
Likes (Received): 10969

MILAN - "Il Dritto" U/C in the new "CityLife" future cluster; only a small part of "Porta Nuova" district is in the background, on the right:


By Orcokahn
__________________
meteoforumitalia no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 16th, 2014, 03:19 PM   #998
gsz87
Registered User
 
gsz87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Wrocław
Posts: 577
Likes (Received): 206

learn geography;D

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nubian_Warrior View Post
Undisputed top 10

1- Moscow
2- London
3- Paris
4- Frankfurt/Istanbul
6- Rotterdam
7- Benidorm
8- Milano
9- Madrid
10- Yekaterinburg
man;D Yekaterinburg is not in europe

and Benidrom for me is much bether like Madrit...Madrit is worst like Hague or Warsow,Rotterdam is not to high...
gsz87 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 16th, 2014, 03:33 PM   #999
Blackhavvk
Registered User
 
Blackhavvk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Moscow
Posts: 2,566
Likes (Received): 7134

Quote:
Originally Posted by gsz87 View Post
man;D Yekaterinburg is not in europe

and Benidrom for me is much bether like Madrit...Madrit is worst like Hague or Warsow,Rotterdam is not to high...
6. Both Russia and Turkey are categorized on SSC as part of the European section and therefore both countries are accepted as full European nations in our forum.
__________________

aarhusforever, gsz87, Vitaly93, vinttt liked this post
Blackhavvk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 16th, 2014, 03:38 PM   #1000
Rokugatsu
Registered User
 
Rokugatsu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Utrecht
Posts: 754
Likes (Received): 1295

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackhavvk View Post
6. Both Russia and Turkey are categorized on SSC as part of the European section and therefore both countries are accepted as full European nations in our forum.
That doesn't change the fact that we are talking about EUROPEAN CITIES here, and Yekaterinburg is not in Europe by any means, unlike Instanbul and Moscow.
Rokugatsu no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
москва, ankara, baku, barcelona, batumi, berlin, düsseldorf, frankfurt, istanbul, izmir, kyiv, leeds, london, lyon, madrid, milan, milano, moscow, paris, rotterdam, sarajevo, skopje, the hague, vienna, warsaw

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 12:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu